Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

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51.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the previous meeting.

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2nd October 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

52.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J. Bray (substituted for by Councillor C. Whinney), F. Kelly, and R. Turner.

53.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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Councillor M. Brunt, a visiting Member, declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 8 for the application adjacent to the pumping station, Horley Sewage Works, Lee Street, Horley (19/01665/F), as the Leader of Reigate and Banstead Council which was the applicant. Councillor M. Brunt left the room for the debate and vote on item 8.

54.

Addendum to the agenda pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To note the addendum tabled at the meeting which provides an update on the agenda of planning applications before the Committee.

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

 

NOTES:

1.    The order in which the applications will be considered at the meeting may be subject to change.

2.    Plans are reproduced in the agenda for reference purposes only and are not reproduced to scale.  Accordingly dimensions should not be taken from these plans and the originals should be viewed for detailed information. Most drawings in the agenda have been scanned, and reproduced smaller than the original, thus affecting image quality.

 

To consider the following applications :

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RESOLVED that the addendum be noted.

55.

18/02324/F - Mount Pleasant, Coppice Lane, Reigate pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Demolition of existing care home (use class C2) and erection of replacement apartment building comprising 10 No. apartments, plus associated hard and soft landscaping measures.

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The Committee considered an application at Mount Pleasant, Coppice Lane, Reigate, for the demolition of the existing care home (use class C) and erection of a replacement apartment building comprising 10 apartments, plus associated hard and soft landscaping measures.

 

Mr. Jon Guise, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the proposal represented a significant increase in density relative to a previously approved application, and that the proposed level of parking provision was insufficient and would therefore harm the amenity of local residents through overspill onto surrounding roads.

 

Sascha Wardley, an agent for the applicant, spoke in support of the application on the grounds that the scale and external aspects of the proposed development were significantly in line with a previously approved application, and that improvements had been made relative to previously agreed levels of visual impact, wildlife protection, and parking, with the developer offering additional parking provision to exceed the require standard.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions, as per the recommendation and addendum.

56.

19/00439/S73 - Plot 2, 35, The Avenue, Tadworth, KT20 5DG pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Erection of one 5 bed house on two floors with one en-suite bedroom within the roof space. The house is designed with an integrated double garage. Variation of conditions 1,4 & 10 of permission 17/01149/F - changes to windows, doors landscaping, increase in size of rear garden by acquisition of strip of land from 37 The Avenue and re-positioning of dwelling closer to The Avenue. As amended on 03/04/2019 and 30.05.2019 and 17/06/2019 and on 04/09/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at Plot 2, The Avenue, Tadworth, for the erection of one 5 bed house on two floors with one en-suite bedroom within the roof space. The house is designed with an integrated double garage. Variation of conditions 1, 4 & 1 of permission 17/01149/F – changes to windows, doors, landscaping, increase in size of rear garden by acquisition of strip of land from 37 The Avenue and repositioning of dwelling closer to the Avenue.

 

Councillor C. Whinney left the meeting for the duration of this item and was not present for the debate or vote.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED as per the recommendation within the report.

57.

19/01067/F - Rear of 86-90 Partridge Mead, Banstead pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Erection of 4 dwellings. As amended on 08/10/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at the rear of 86-90 Partridge Mead, Banstead for the erection of 4 dwellings.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions, as per the recommendation and addendum.

58.

19/01665/F - Building adjacent to pumping station, Horley Sewage Works, Lee Road, Horley pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Erection of 4 no. 1 bedroom dwellings with associated hard and soft landscaping.

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The Committee considered an application at building adjacent to Pumping Station, Horley Sewage Works, Lee Street, Horley for erection of 4 1-bedroom dwellings with associated hard and soft landscaping.

 

It was identified that the site was on Lee Street, not Lee Road as was listed in the report.

 

Councillor M. Brunt, a visiting Member, left the room for the debate and vote on this item.

 

Committee Members expressed concern regarding the small size of the dwellings with regard  to the relevant standard, although the report identified that Policy DES5 allows for exceptions where an innovative type of affordable housing is to be provided, and that it was not considered that the floor area of each unit would result in a sub-standard form of accommodation.

 

A motion to defer the application was proposed and seconded, and upon a vote the Committee RESOLVED that determination of the application be DEFERRED for further consideration of the size of the dwellings.

59.

19/00559/OUT - Land to rear of 57 Massetts Road, Horley, RH6 7DT pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of 2 no. semi-detached houses (3 Bed 5 Person dwellings) on land to the rear of 57 Massetts Road, with associated access. As amended on 29/03/2019 and on 17/05/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at the land to the rear of 57 Massetts Road, Horley, RH6 7DT for the demolition of existing detached garage and erection of 2 semi-detached houses (3 Bed 5 Person dwellings) with associated access.

 

It was clarified that this application was in Horley Central and South Ward.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions, as per the recommendation and addendum.

 

It was identified that Ward Members would be consulted on the Tree Protection Plan (TPP) and Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS).

60.

19/01667/F - Land to rear of 63-65 Hillside, Banstead, SM7 2BH pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposed 2 no. 3 bedroom semi-detached houses. As amended on 23/09/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at land to the rear of 63-65 Hillside, Banstead for proposed 2 3-bedroom semi-detached houses.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions, as per the recommendation and addendum.

61.

Development Management Performance (Q2, 2019/20) pdf icon PDF 485 KB

To inform members of the 2019/20 Q2 Development Management performance against a range of indicators.

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RESOLVED that the report be noted.

62.

Any other urgent business

To consider any item(s) which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered as a matter of urgency.

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It was identified that the Council’s Governance Task Group would be reviewing the revised Committee arrangements established following the Boundary Review and May 2019 elections, and that Planning Committee Members might be consulted to advise the impact of the revised arrangements regarding the Planning Committee.

 

There was no other urgent business to consider.